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Garden Gadgets: Stash That Stuff

by Nellie Neal

Add a touch of organization to your list of to-do’s for the fall, and your gardening will be all the better for it next spring. Hoses won’t freeze if you’ll drain the pipes before rolling to store them indoors. Mobile hosereels make this job easy. If you use a big pot or a tire planter to store your hoses, move both into the garage. For wall mounted hose racks, fashion a simple plastic envelope secured with duct tape, or purchase heavy plastic spare tire covers with elastic banding. Such covers will suffice in all but the coldest climates.

‘A place for everything’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘everything in its place’. But your chances of finding the tool you’re looking for increase with a garden storage wall. Simply fashioned from common building materials, our storage wall has four basic elements. Wide shelves below create a useful potting bench topped by narrower shelves to hold buckets, boxes, and small containers. Add bins for soils and a tall section to hang tools backed by pegboard for easy organizing, and you’ll find the trowel, and your gloves. Custom made of wood, or a wood bench topped with heavy-duty plastic shelving, our design easily adapts to your space and needs. Want to start seeds? Add a light fixture underneath one of your shelves. Like to keep clippers, insect repellent and sunscreen close by while weeding? Store them in a handled bucket to carry out into the garden. Add a bottle of water and you’re ready for anything.

Whether it’s hand tools, gauges and nozzles, seeds, pesticides, plant labels, trash bags, gloves, watering cans, or bottles of fertilizer, put it in a weatherproof container on the new shelves. Storage containers can be recycled birdseed buckets, cafeteria cans, and old pots. But clever new products, many clear for visibility and made of sturdy plastic for outdoor conditions, offer space saving shapes.



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